WASHINGTON, April 16 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will raise China's support for Russia's defense industrial base on a visit to China, State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller told reporters on Tuesday.

White House national security spokesperson John Kirby earlier this month said Blinken would travel to China in the coming weeks. (Reporting by Simon Lewis, Costas Pitas and Daphne Psaledakis; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)